CMS Issues System Changes for the Home Health NOA

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Change Request 12227 outlines the business requirements describing the changes to the Medicare systems to implement processing of the notice of admission (NOA) and claims.  NOAs will be submitted using type of bill (TOB) 32A and may be cancelled using TOB 032D. All claims for periods of…

Research: Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Provide Significant Rehabilitative Value in Post-acute Care

The following is reprinted from the (AOTA). Study across 1.4 million Medicare cases indicates patients receiving these therapies have better quality of life and fewer hospital readmissions. A first-of-its-kind study shows that occupational therapy and physical therapy provide functional benefits to most patients in post-acute care (PAC) settings, with evidence of significant rehabilitative value across 1.4 million…